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post #61 of 527 Old 01-20-2009, 03:40 PM
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Hello Mike!

Dude, you are so jazzed about your theater! It's fun to see how excited you are!
IMO, you are currently experiencing the best part of this hobby! Watching your dream materialize! You're almost there!

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Hello again Mike.

Are you still considering the Vutec Silverstar?!

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Wow Mike, the screen images look great already. They will look truly amazing once you get the new screen up!
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Hello again Mike.

Are you still considering the Vutec Silverstar?!

Regards.

ldgibson -

Thanks for comments.
The Vutec SS screen samples have still not arrived.
The Da-Lite and Carada samples arrived very quickly.
In retrospect I should have also tried some Stewart and other samples, but I think the Carada BW screen I ordered should work well.

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Thank you very much for this useful information. Please keep updating me on this.
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I think, at that point of time bailout plan was a good step to restore the liquidity. But, it should not be continued. Now, banks should try to stand on their own.
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Wow Mike, the screen images look great already. They will look truly amazing once you get the new screen up!

Aaron -

Thanks.
The drywaller is supposed to come today and put on the drywall.
That will be cool to see a solid surface big enough for the image.
Then painting this weekend.
Lot's yet to do.

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After a lot looking and reading...

I'll be ordering my HT seating today.
Eight Private Collection - 3033 - Ovations.


L = left
R = right
S = straight 2 arm

BACK:

IOIOI IOIOI
L S S R

FRONT:

IOIOOIO1
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Roman - Thanks for all of your help and tolerating all of my questions.

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Hey Mike,

Have you received your Ovation chairs yet? Could you please post pics and comments about looks and comfort? I have been in touch with Roman about my chairs purchase and the Private Collection series looks really nice.

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Hey Mike,

Have you received your Ovation chairs yet? Could you please post pics and comments about looks and comfort? I have been in touch with Roman about my chairs purchase and the Private Collection series looks really nice.

Bill.

Bill -

I think the chairs ship in April.
It was actually a very tough choice to buy without sitting in them or even having online comments from people.
Roman said the leather was similar to the Berkline grade 3 leather with similar 088 dimensions except higher backs.
I'll post pics and impressions when they come in.

My wife tells me the drywall is up and some fast mud/tape was used so that should be done today. Then painting on weekend.

May put a flick up tonight to see how it looks on drywall -- now that's a cheap screen!

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I like this news from a Carada email:

"Dear Mike:

Thank you for purchasing your projection screen from Carada.
Your screen was prepared with the greatest care and shipped today."

Order was on Mon.
Shipped Wed!
Wow.

Giddyup!


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Congrats Mike! Hey, I had a question to ask of you. Are there any plans for video processors, namely CMS for color correction? I know the RS20 has got something, but I do not know how effective it is to be. It seems that the one piece of equipment that gets recommended is the Radiance XD, but it costs more than my RS1! I am happy, but I know it could be better . . . thanks for your thoughts.

 

 

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Congrats Mike! Hey, I had a question to ask of you. Are there any plans for video processors, namely CMS for color correction? I know the RS20 has got something, but I do not know how effective it is to be. It seems that the one piece of equipment that gets recommended is the Radiance XD, but it costs more than my RS1! I am happy, but I know it could be better . . . thanks for your thoughts.

Wow.
I don't think I'm informed enough to advise on an external CMS product.

I've read all of the RS20 owners and calibrators posts.
Reading it all -- the CMS is more difficult than other brands.
I'm sure in a few months professional calibrators will understand how to do it faster and easier -- but still not perfect.
Many have pointed out why an RS20 would still have some benefits (more iris settings, etc) than an RS10 with external CMS.
Surely an RS20 and Radiance XD would be great.

I just watched a DVD with my son (Shark Tales) on an uncalibrated RS20 on drywall (no screen) and it looked pretty good.

I'd get the projector, play with it, calibrate it after 100 hours, and then decide if you need an external CMS.

I don't know if that helped at all.
Good luck.



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Thank you very much for your replies thus far to my queries, in your own thread! I am excited for your build, and most likely will check in time to time to read up on your impressions. Heck, I've another question...

How do you like your Chief mount, and is there really anything else to recommend? Mine is presently on top of bookshelf, but I think I may ceiling mount it now. Ok, what I will want is anything with extendable pipe (I will adjust this according the life of my lamp, to increase/decrease retro-reflective gain). Will the Chief, or any other, have pipe that is easily retractable, yet easily maintain a perfectly perpendicular orientation to screen? Or is it that every time I retract pipe, I have to carefully re-orient this perpendicular orientation? Thanks very much, I've never played with a single mount ever...

 

 

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Thank you very much for your replies thus far to my queries, in your own thread! I am excited for your build, and most likely will check in time to time to read up on your impressions. Heck, I've another question...

How do you like your Chief mount, and is there really anything else to recommend? Mine is presently on top of bookshelf, but I think I may ceiling mount it now. Ok, what I will want is anything with extendable pipe (I will adjust this according the life of my lamp, to increase/decrease retro-reflective gain). Will the Chief, or any other, have pipe that is easily retractable, yet easily maintain a perfectly perpendicular orientation to screen? Or is it that every time I retract pipe, I have to carefully re-orient this perpendicular orientation? Thanks very much, I've never played with a single mount ever...

jostenmeat -
Cool.
My screen arrives tomorrow!

The Chief mount works. Doesn't do much.

I dont' know the specific answers to your mount questions.
I can say this:
- Most mount major mount manufacturers should have extensions and some will allow you to custom build. I think Projector Central has a tool for this
- AVS/Jason Turk can sell Chief (and other?) mounts.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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Screen delivered -- waiting in garage.

First coat of primer on new partial false front wall.

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Screen delivered -- waiting in garage.

First coat of primer on new partial false front wall.

Mike

Patience Mike. It's coming together!

Regards.

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Pics -

- drywall
- primer
- 1st coat of black paint wet & dry
- 2nd coat goes on tonight -- may need more than 2

Black = Sherwin Williams Tricorn flat black

The black is less black than the corner black fabric covered bass traps, but it should be good.

I watched a little of the Planet Earth Blu-ray on the grey primer and it was amazing.
I had about a 130" 16:9 image and it was a little soft but it was the first time I'd seen an image on a semi-smooth big surface.

More later...

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HT front wall drywall


HT front wall primer


HT front wall SW tricorn flat black 1 - wet


HT front wall SW tricorn flat black 1

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None more black."

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Black wall w/flash



HT front black wall w/lights on


HT black wall - Planet Earth - Mountain

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Damn.... thats just awesome... I want that

Nice job man!
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Hey Mike, it's been over 5 days since you received your Carada screen... we wanna see pics of it (installed of course)!
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Hey Mike, it's been over 5 days since you received your Carada screen... we wanna see pics of it (installed of course)!

billmac -

True.

In those few days I had a wall built, drywalled, primed, and painted (by me).

The screen was installed last night.
Install time (2 people - including a carpenter): ~1hr
First movie: Planet Earth (BR) - snippets - I think 16:9
2nd movie: Open Season (BR) - 16:9 - not that good, but had to please my son who was kicked out of the HT room for the screen placing on frame

After everyone else went to bed I decided to pop in a known movie as I was still tweaking with zoom and lens shift -- The Matrix (BR) in 2.4:1.
Wow!
The 102" 16:9 was nice, but 128" 2.40:1 was amazing.
Plenty of light with normal lamp at -8 (or so) iris.
Projector is still uncalibrated.

I think the 16:9 to 2.40:1 transition will be annoying without RS20 memory since you need to change zoom and lens shift! I hadn't really thought about that.

We also got in bar stools and other Superbowl gear.
My next project after playing with calibration a little will be to install the ISCOIIIL and Cineslide.

Mike

PS - Pics? You want pics? I was too busy watching movies. Hopefully I'll now spend more time doing that vs. cogitating about my HT.
I did snap a quick iPhone pic when I read your post this am and was heading out the door...

PS2 -
Next purchases/tasks:
- install wall base (Fri)
- center channel "pull through" for center channel speaker wires, IR transmitter, etc.
- XBOX360 Elite (Jasper)
- Remote control - ? Control 4
- ?? Wii
- Rocket RSC500 in future (????)
- calibrate subwoofer -- and get PC software to help
- Audessey optimize after Denon 5308CI FW update

PS3 -
Next movies - LOTR (DVD), SW (DVD), Speed Racer (BR from Netflix)


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Hello Mike.

In a word, "OUTSTANDING!" You now have a true Home theater!

Congrats on the accomplishment. Happy viewing and listening!

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Hello Mike.

In a word, "OUTSTANDING!" You now have a true Home theater!

Congrats on the accomplishment. Happy viewing and listening!

Regards.

Thanks.
I will try to post some pics when I get a chance.
I think people will be most interested in the ISCOIIIL anamorphic lens and CineSlide incorporation with the RS20 to see how that works.

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Superbowl party went well.
At one point there were 16-18 people in the room and everyone loved the image and sound.
I think my brother-in-law may actually buy a surround system since he was impressed not only by the big picture, but also by the sound immersion.

Too busy to snap pics. Will post soon.

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I just ordered an Emotiva UPA-2 two channel power amp to add to my Russound whole house amps for future outdoor speakers (two sets of two for the backyard).

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Here are some quick pics of screen.
Not calibrated and not the best pics.
Too busy either watching or getting back to work.

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Mike, very nice HT. You got more electronics than Best Buy. Post some more pics when you get a chance. I am going to post a thread of my House build and HT build which was done from start to finish in 4.5 months!
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Mike, very nice HT. You got more electronics than Best Buy. Post some more pics when you get a chance. I am going to post a thread of my House build and HT build which was done from start to finish in 4.5 months!

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Emotiva UPA-2 2ch amp arrived yesterday.

I bought this to add to my 2 Russound house amps for a future split of one line (L/R channels) in to 2 sets of two outdoor speakers for my deck/yard.
The Russound amps are only 25W/ch or something and since I am splitting a channel I figured I needed a more powerful amp that could handle lower ohms.

The UPA-2 outer box had a dent in it, but it was double boxed with an additional cardboard area over the top (where you might cut open).
Very well packed.
Solid equipment.
I haven't listened to, but plugged it in to check on heat and if there was any audible hum, etc.
Overnight on (without playing anything) - only minimal warmth on top.


No more big equipment purchases (for a while).
Waiting on installing the ISCOIIIL + CineSlide and paying for 2nd half of HT seats (ETA - April).

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